Hals Painting Stolen

August 28 2020

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Picture: BBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A painting by Frans Hals has been stolen from the Leerdam Museum just south of Utrecht on Wednesday morning. Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer had been stolen twice before. Firstly in 1988 when it was snatched with a landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael and once again in 2011 (albeit from a different museum). It has been suggested that this theft may have been 'to order', a very worrying thought indeed.

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